Linux Active Directory Authentication without having users added locally

Hi,

I've been beating my head over this for the last day or so.. Here is what I need


I need to know how and if there is a way to authenticate Linux systems via AD and not have the users entered into the /etc/shadow or the /etc/passwd file. This is so that ANY active directory user can log into the Linux system almost like how people log into Windows systems.

Is there a way to accomplish this? I prefer using the tools that come with Linux (pam, samba, kerberos, winbind, etc over using a "pay for" product...)


Thanks!

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arnoldCommented:
you need to configure samba, winbindd and make sure that /etc/nsswitch.conf references winbind for both passwd and shadow.

The following configures the linux client to use LDAP queries to the AD
http://www.linux.com/archive/feed/40983

While the samba,winbind example is for centos, the same rule applies to other distributions.

http://www.linuxmail.info/active-directory-integration-samba-centos-5/

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arunexpCommented:
Use quest tools, QAS they are good
http://www.quest.com/authentication-services/
GodsEraserAuthor Commented:
Thanks
GodsEraserAuthor Commented:
put me in the right direction.. Thanks..
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